Downloadable audiobooks are similar to books on tape or CD except that you will use your home
computer and internet connection to download the title onto your machine. Once downloaded,
you can listen to the audiobook on your computer or transfer it to a compatible portable player.
When the audiobook expires, it will just cease working, and you can remove it from your computer.
You must be a West Bloomfield resident or member of our contract community to use this collection.
It depends on the format of the audiobook. Most audiobooks from Overdrive are in the WMA format, so a
WMA compatible player
is required to play these titles. Most of Overdrives WMA audiobooks are compatible with iPods. Look for the iPod
icon in the audiobook record.
Overdrive now offers some titles in the MP3 format. Almost any
portable device that
accepts MP3 files will work with these titles. Each title will tell you if it is in WMA or MP3 format.
Some things to consider when shopping for devices are: storage capacity (the more the better), battery type
and life and physical size of the device.
Yes. You will need a portable device for starters. Some newer cars have an auxiliary jack in the car radio
that you can attach a peripheral device to. There are also devices available that you plug into your portable
player that allows you to turn your car radio to a specific frequency and receive sound from your player.
Overdrive offers a version of their Media Console software for Windows Mobile 5 or 6
and Android phones. This application will allow downloads directly to the device, and
offers the same features as the desktop version of the software. Software and system
requirements can be found at:
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